Fixed braces are still the most common type of treatment and are what you probably first think of when someone mentions braces. Fixed braces are stuck to the outside of the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. They consist of small brackets which are connected together with an archwire, held in place by elastic rings, known as ligatures. The great news for you is that brackets are no longer only available in stainless steel but are also available as ceramic brackets which are almost tooth coloured, making your braces far less visible and are very aesthetic.
A large number of adults are now opting for orthodontic treatment and ceramic braces offer a discreet yet effective solution to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Today’s fixed braces are far smaller and less obvious than those which friends (or even yourself) may have had as a teenager and still prove to be the most appropriate treatment for many.
Treatment systems provided by Queens Gate Orthodontics include the Damon System, Innovation R and Smart Clip (3M).
If you’re considering braces and are based in London, why not get in touch with us here at Queens Gate Orthodontics today and discuss what the most suitable treatment for you may be?